Saturday, January 30, 2010

When Snowed In, I Dye My Hair

Nothing drastic, but I had a box of reddish brown and a box of light golden brown so I mixed them together. I know it'll fade soon, but I plan on doing dying it the same color in a couple weeks to intensify it a bit more.

So my outfits of the day...

Yeah right, I wish. It's sofa king cold and's not the time for vagina length dresses. Just played dress up because I'm cooped up in the house.

This is a pencil skirt hiked up into a slutty ho dress. I love gigantic flowers in the hair that look like they're about to devour my face.

My actual frumpy outfit for the few moments I spent outside...bleh. I have to wear long coats in this ass is sensitive to the cold. I was planning on playing in the snow with my bf and brother(oh my,that sounds so childish now that I think about it), but I changed my mind as soon as I felt the wind.

Since I had plenty of time on my hands I made a video...again.
Here's the look I did-

Friday, January 29, 2010

Outfit of the Day

...for a very short time anyway. I don't usually take comfort or being practical into consideration when I get dressed, but today the combination of wind, slick sidewalks, and freezing rain won the battle- just this once. No open toed platform heels today.

I really feel like I need to get back to the self tanner...guess I just wasn't meant to be able to pull of a wintery complexion. I think I've been influenced by all kinds of beauty magazines and sites saying that tanning in the winter is sooo tacky and wrong and you're so eww if you do it...but some 'rules' need to broken.

I was going back and forth between belt or no belt. My final decision was no belt, not that it mattered in the end. Bf and brother had more important things to do today other than take my picture.

I did a tutorial inspired by Katy Perry in the 'If We Ever Meet Again' music video(I keep having to look the song up, I keep forgetting the title). For me reddish lip colors are strictly for tutorials inspired by someone wearing reddish lips or just playing around. Reddish lippies usually make me self conscious and feel like I look years older than I am. Sheer reddish balms are a different story; I usually like those(ex. Bonne Bell Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers :D).

Crappy shot of Katy's makeup

Makeup I used:
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
Avon mineral blush in Golden Glow
NYC 927a liner on my brows

Almay Bright Eyes as base
L'oreal HIP Platinum and Adventurous
Mac Satin Taupe and Carbon
Gray from Revlon Sultry Smoke Colorstay Quad
L'oreal HIP black pencil liner on bottom lashline
Maybelline Gel Liner for upper lashline
CG mascara + falsies

NYX Peony lipstick

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

FOTDs + Yummy Smells

I've never been too crazy about gray eyeshadow, but all of a sudden I've developed a fondness for it.

Thankfully the camera I'm using does not overdo the flash like my other one.
I made a video for a little lamp happy. It's a bit overlit. I'll remember not to do that next time.

Stuff I'm using...
Physician's Formula mineral tinted moisturizer
Hard Candy blush in Pinup

Almay Bright as as eyeshadow base
Pink Milani e/s
Gray from Revlon Colorstay Sultry Smoke quad
Mac Vanilla Pigment
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt
Maybelline gel liner
CG mascara & falsies from ebay

NYX Round lipstick in Christie
Smashbox gloss in Pout
A lot of people I know stick to one perfume. While I like the idea of having a "signature" scent that people will remember me by, I don't think I'd ever actually be able to stick to just one fragrance. I want to try something new...what's the sexiest perfume you've found? I need some ideas. I don't prefer a particular type over another...I like different things depending on my mood or the weather. Here are a few of of mine...

My go to safe, non-offensive scent for when I'm going to be really close to a large number of people. It's a fruity floral, and it's on the light side.
Gucci Eau de Parfum II

This one's for cold weather. I find it cozy :). It's also a great boyfriend repellent. I always get compliments from strangers with this one, but he hates it. Douchebag. I don't touch it when it's warm out though; it just doesn't have the same effect...strictly for fall and winter.
Dior Hypnotic Poison

I've had this one for several years. It's a cold evening fragrance for when I want to convince myself that I'm sexy. This one is also a summer no no for me.
Givenchy Hot Couture...I lost the lid.

You know how some fragrances remind you of some old moment in your life? I got a sample bottle of this when I was 14 and absolutely loved it. I used up the little bottle, but never actually bought a full sized one until recently. It doesn't remind me of any event in particular, just that time long lost youth, sigh :(. I don't actually wear it now; I use it as room spray.
Mat by Masaki Matsushima

I'm in the mood to expand my fragrance horizons so I'd love recommendations :).

Stopped Being Lazy and Made a Video


Friday, January 15, 2010

Quick FOTD

It's definitely not an intricate/complicated look, but it is the first time I've worn non-neutral eyeshadow in quite some time. My sister insisted on being included in the picture taking.
She said she had to make my hair pretty for the pictures.

I'm wearing
Hard Candy Bronzer in Tiki
Mac Sunbasque blush

Urban Decay e/s in Ransom(lid), Zero (outer v and lower lashline),and Fishnet(above crease and over Zero on lower lashline)
Mac Dazzlelight(highlight)
Maybelline liquid liner on upper lashline
CG Lashblast Volume mascara

L'oreal HIP Jelly Balm in Plush

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Vintage Failure

I did not intend to stay away from my blog for this long, but my makeup lately is very blah and not worth posting.

I wanted to try Veronica Lake inspired hair today...this was my first attempt and it was not a success. Next time I'll use smaller curlers for the area around my face, and I'll spend more time brushing it out. I tried to let it fall over one eye like Veronica's did, but instead of looking mysterious and sultry I looked like a lopsided creep so I decided to skip that. Plus it won't fall over one side nicely since I have these annoying bangs I've hated since about the 3rd day I had them. I keep pinning them to the side or back because they're a nuisance. Oh well, better luck next time I guess.

I added a red gloss from Tarte's holiday gloss set so that I'd give off a bit of a vintage vibe. I still can't warm up to how I look in red or darker lip colors...they make me look so old in my opinion. I guess it's one look that's not meant for me.

Even though it turned out all wrong, I thought I'd post since it's been so long :).
I definitely need to use smaller rollers next time, and I'll probably make the side part a bit deeper.
Way too much flash in this one
On my face...
L'oreal Hydra Perfect loose powder in Translucent
Peach blush from a Profusion palette

Dark brown eyeshadow from Coastal Scents 88 palette(lid and lower lashline)
L'oreal HIP pencil liner on upper lashline only
CG Remarkable mascara(it's nothing special...I'm just using it up)

shimmery red gloss from Tarte's holiday lip gloss set